Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints

Are we perfect on paper, or can we still improve

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The Saints Have the Best Roster in the NFL Have we done enough.... We have done enough to be noticed, We will be in the mix..... Have we done enough to win it all....

Like Tree22Likes

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-02-2014, 06:27 AM   #1
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Katy, Tx a suburb of Houston
Posts: 2,088
Are we perfect on paper, or can we still improve

The Saints Have the Best Roster in the NFL

Have we done enough.... We have done enough to be noticed, We will be in the mix..... Have we done enough to win it all.
alleycat_126 is offline  
Old 07-02-2014, 08:15 AM   #2
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 7,560
Blog Entries: 3
Re: Are we perfect on paper, or can we still improve

Who cares about paper. I want to come out of training camp healthy.

I want to come out of pre season with the best players.

I want to beat Atlanta, win the division and beat Seattle or San Fran or whomever challenges us for the Lombardi.

Paper means nada to me.
hagan714, the-commish and AliJee like this.
saintsfan1976 is offline  
Old 07-02-2014, 08:47 AM   #3
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: lafayette
Posts: 4,191
Re: Are we perfect on paper, or can we still improve

paper reminds me of philly a few years back, best lineup ever to do nothing. that's what paper gives you.
hagan714 and TheKillerBs like this.
st thomas is offline  
Old 07-02-2014, 08:56 AM   #4
Site Donor 2014
Truth Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Spanish Fort, Alabama
Posts: 21,171
Re: Are we perfect on paper, or can we still improve

Yes, we are nearly perfect on paper, or better phrased - As loaded with talent as any team in the league.

The problem is other factors weigh heavily on a teams chances and have nothing to do with talent.

Blown calls
Key Injuries
Excessive Injuries
Down Years by usually productive players
Over-confidence
Lapses in focus and motivation
The ball bouncing left instead of right
Weather

Too many variables in the equation to predict the final result.

I'm 100% certain that we have enough talent and good coaching that we'll most likely be a very very good team.
Danno is online now  
Old 07-02-2014, 10:00 AM   #5
LB Mentallity
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 13,989
Blog Entries: 52
Re: Are we perfect on paper, or can we still improve

no we have not. never be happy with what you got. there is always some way to get better.
- paper is to whip ones self
- 1 super bowl was nice but we have taken a step backwards and have yet to return.
- question answered.

except and expect nothing but the best for the next few years because Drew aint going to be around forever. at that point in time then we can look at pieces paper.
hagan714 is online now  
Old 07-02-2014, 11:44 AM   #6
500th Post
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 609
Re: Are we perfect on paper, or can we still improve

We're going to have a very talented roster. But even as good as things look (and believe me, they do look really good).....we gotta remember that as fans, we have a habit of reading too many offseason articles and letting them delude us into a false sense of reality. Example: in 2007 people thought Jason David was going to be "the final piece", and the expectations for the Saints by most fans was a Super Bowl. Instead we got an 0-4 start.
hagan714 and Rugby Saint II like this.
TheGambler is offline  
Old 07-02-2014, 12:40 PM   #7
500th Post
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Mandeville
Posts: 786
Re: Are we perfect on paper, or can we still improve

We are very far from perfect. We do not have a stud tailback. We do not have an overpowering run blocking line. Our linebackers are average at best. Last year our return game was poor. That being said this is by far the best Saints roster I've ever seen. My prediction Cooks-1300 yds 96 catches 10 TD. Before u say I'm crazy remember Reggie Bush caught 90 balls as a rookie from the TB position. And Cooks is just as fast but a far better route runner than Reggie.
hagan714 likes this.
billyt81 is offline  
Old 07-02-2014, 02:06 PM   #8
Site Donor 2016
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 4,525
Re: Are we perfect on paper, or can we still improve

We can always improve. When you are green you are growing and when you are ripe you are rotten.
hagan714 likes this.
The Dude is offline  
Old 07-02-2014, 02:07 PM   #9
500th Post
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 647
Re: Are we perfect on paper, or can we still improve

I really like our chances this year to do it all

a few concerns

suspect offensive line (new center, hopefully emerging tackle)
protect Drew is key

receivers haven't learned how to get off the line without being mugged by the elite (no one calls PI) defenses

Graham needs to catch in traffic

Will Cooks replace Sprouls?

Running game? end of year looked encouraging

poor play calling to run out the clock at end of games
can't do that anymore

handling noise and ref home cooking on the road

Vicarro needs to stop leading with his head

hopefully we dodge the injury bug
hagan714 likes this.
Audiotom is offline  
Old 07-02-2014, 02:17 PM   #10
500th Post
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 647
Re: Are we perfect on paper, or can we still improve

Atlanta was practically guaranteeing a Super Bowl going into last year

then again we have Sean Payton
hagan714 likes this.
Audiotom is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://blackandgold.com/saints/66666-we-perfect-paper-can-we-still-improve.html
Posted By For Type Date Hits
The Latest New Orleans Saints News | SportSpyder This thread Refback 07-02-2014 08:56 AM 2
Are we perfect on paper, or can we still improve This thread Refback 07-02-2014 06:56 AM 21


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:44 PM.


Copyright 1997 - 2014 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts